Good Evening everyone!
What is it about the human race that we are always trying to be something other than what we are. When we are young we want to be older, when we are aging we look to doing things that will help regain youth and vitality. We are either too thin, our thighs too heavy, or one I hear the most, “I need to lose weight”.
Winter is coming, already we are hearing the groaning and moaning, and it really hasn’t even started. How many winters have you lived? If you are in a part of the world where it will be summer, then you too will be entering a new season. What are you plans for the coming season? Same old habits, nesting? catching up on your reading? The telly is already starting its many many adverts for the holidays, first the “what to buy”, then the where to eat, or what to eat. and then once the parties really begin, and the festive season is really on a roll, we will be bombarded with the programs, and adverts on weight control, proper eating, and the ever popular-digs at your ability to keep new year’s resolutions.
This is a picture of London, England during the month of December. Just looking at the picture I can feel the bustling activity of shoppers and feel the holiday “mood” or ambiance the shop keepers and city planners have injected into the atmosphere. On the other hand when I look at the picture taken in Montana on a snowy day, of a group out for a sleigh ride, I relax and feel and deeper connection to the “spirit” of Xmas, rather than the “marketing buzz” that the industry of peddlers has tried to wrap us in.
Turn off or cut back on what makes this time of year an unhappy one. Find a new way to reach middle ground. We tend to think that we “have” to do the same things every year, “because”. We don’t. We have choices. Yes, really…….. Put your full heart into making a change, you will be rewarded.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
* sunset.com – Big Sky Montana